Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wicked Witch Card

Do you remember you favorite costume for Halloween? Was it scary, funny or cute? My favorite costume was the year I got to be a witch. My Mom made the costume and bought an old ugly witch rubber mask. I was so excited to go Trick or Treating in that witch costume.

I made an easel card to reflect this memory and am entering the Simon Says Challenge: Your Favorite.  I loved making this card, from the easel fold, the embossed background, the witch to the tree. Gosh, it was all so fun!

Instructions to make and assemble the easel card are below.

Cardstock: orange, black and white

Background of card: Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Damask & Regal Flourishes. Inked paper first with Ripe Persimmon than ran embossing folder through machine then inked with Dusty Concord.

Stamp: Hampton Arts - Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz

witch body: stamped with Adirondack Black, inked with gray marker and Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Time Piece: inked with Tea Dye and Distress Stickles Vintage Photo to outline time piece.
witch face: Distress Ink Pad Peeled Paint, red marker for eyes, Ripe Persimmon for shadows under eyes.
witch hat: inked with Dusty Concord and gray marker, highlighted with black stickles.
broom - inked with Rusty Hinge Ink Pad then Distress Stickles - Vintage Photo
Inking around stamped image: Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemon, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. Then applied strip of black glitter tape, stamped spider webs in corner and applied black stickles. 

Tree: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Branch Tree: inked with Brushed Corduroy, applied Distress Vintage Photo Crackle Paint, inked again with Brushed Corduroy. Highlighted tree with Distress Stickles Vintage Photo. 

Stamp: Hampton Arts - Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz 
Sentiment: stamped with Ranger Clear Emboss Ink Pad, and Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Sticky, dried and added purple glitter.
Stockings: stamped with Adirondack Black Ink and colored with orange marker.
Crow: stamped with Adirondack Black Ink

  1. Cut orange cardstock at 4 x 8.
  2. Cut piece of orange cardstock at 4 x 4.
  3. Score and fold 4 x 8 orange card at 2" & 4". Set aside till ready to assemble.
  4. Cut piece of black cardstock at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. Cut piece of white cardstock at 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
  5. Stamp on white card and embellish as desired.
  6. Adhere stamped layer to black card.
  7. Tape completed stamped card to 4 x 4 orange card. 
Assemble Easel Card: 

  1. Take 4 x 8 base card and fold both score lines towards you which will create the easel part of the card.
  2. Create a banner to tape to the bottom of the card.
  3. Mount banner to bottom of card with pop dots. This is going to create the stopper for the easel card.
  4. Tape the stamped card to the bottom half only of the top of the easel card. 


  1. Fabulous spooky Halloween card, love the Halloween colours. The texture on the tree is fabulous and I love your witch. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Judy, that is amazing! Love the witch shoes on that tree, and love the dimensional look. I feel like I could walk into the spooky forest and meet that witch. laurie